How to Join M-WERC

Membership and Partnerships with M-WERC

M-WERC is the regional cluster organization for the Energy, Power, and Controls (EPC) industries in the Midwest.  M-WERC is a leading technology, research and innovation consortium for advanced systems used in the generation, storage, distribution, control and management of energy and power - We Put Energy To Work.

  • By joining M-WERC, you will network with and work with companies such as Johnson Controls, Rockwell Automation, Briggs and Stratton, A.O.Smith and academic research institutions such as University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin - Madison and national research laboratories like Argonne National Laboratory. 
  • As an M-WERC member, you will have many networking opportunities throughout the year with these companies and over 80 organizations in total that participate in M-WERC events, working group, roadmapping efforts, and other networking activities - all intended to grow the energy and engineering community in the Midwest.

Interested in becoming part of the energy, power, and controls community?  Join M-WERC and get involved today – learn more by clicking on one of the four links, below?

Are you interested in membership:

      As a business?

      As an academic institution?

      As a regulated electric utility?

      As a start-up company?

      As an individual?  (not directly affiliated with a company in the EPC industry)

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For more information: Call (414) 444-8208 or contact us via email at membership@m-werc.org

 

Business Membership in M-WERC

Business Membership allows full membership benefits to all individuals employed in a for-profit business.   Levels of business membership are described below:

Community Membership (C) - Events and Networking (attend M-WERC events, including annual Technology Symposium, participate in webinars -- but no participation in working groups, roadmaps, or research – and no recognition on website, etc.)

  • $2500        Standard Membership – basic, entry-level membership for small businesses and small academics wanting access to the EPC Community through events & networking.  Also for all single-jurisdiction electric utilities. (C2)
  • $5000        Medium-Size Business Membership – for companies with revenues over $20 million (C5)

Strategic Membership (S) – Roadmaps and Working Groups (participate as a member in roadmapping activities and participation in all Working Groups and Interest Groups – recognition on website, etc.).

  • $4000        Strategic Membership – in addition to benefits of Standard Membership, this membership level allows participate in roadmapping activities and all Working Groups and Interest Groups. (S2)
  • $6500        Strategic Leadership Membership – for companies with over $20 million in revenue, this higher level of Strategic Membership also enables companies to lead roadmapping efforts by serving on the Steering Committee, participate in the MRD Committee that coordinates roadmapping activities, and take leadership roles in and direction-setting for Working Groups and Interest Groups (e.g., you have to bump up to this level from $4000 level is > $20 million in revenues), and you may bump up here if you want to assume leadership.  Also includes “end-user” membership category.  (S5)

Research Membership (R) – TI program access (three distinct levels of TI program involvement described below)

  • $12,500     Basic Research Membership – allows you to attend TI Symposium events and participate in Technology Pipeline working groups.  No access to license technology, can do sponsored research, but no M-WERC discount on sponsored research.   (R1)
  • $22,500     Full Research Membership – benefits above, plus also allows you to lead and direct Technology Pipeline working groups, participate in research activities, and license results from research activities.  M-WERC discount of 10% on sponsored research.   (R3)
  • $42,500     Leadership Research Membership – benefits above, and allows you to participate in the TI Committee which directs, selects, and determines which research activities will take place in each research cycle. M-WERC discount of 20% on sponsored research.  Also includes utility research leadership membership.  (R5)

Academic Institution Membership in M-WERC

Academic Membership allows full membership benefits to all individuals employed in an academic institution.   Levels of academic membership are described below:

Community Membership (C) - Events and Networking (attend M-WERC events, including annual Technology Symposium, participate in webinars -- but no participation in working groups, roadmaps, or research – and no recognition on website, etc.)

  • $2500        Standard Membership – basic, entry-level membership for small businesses and small academics wanting access to the EPC Community through events & networking.  Also for all single-jurisdiction electric utilities. (C3)
  • $5000        Medium-Size Academic Membership – for companies with revenues over $20 million (C6)

Strategic Membership (S) – Roadmaps and Working Groups (participate as a member in roadmapping activities and participation in all Working Groups and Interest Groups – recognition on website, etc.).

  • $4000        Strategic Membership – in addition to benefits of Standard Membership, this membership level allows participate in roadmapping activities and all Working Groups and Interest Groups. Also for electric utilities. (S3)
  • $6500        Strategic Leadership Membership – for companies with over $20 million in revenue, this higher level of Strategic Membership also enables companies to lead roadmapping efforts by serving on the Steering Committee, participate in the MRD Committee that coordinates roadmapping activities, and take leadership roles in and direction-setting for Working Groups and Interest Groups (e.g., you have to bump up to this level from $4000 level is > $20 million in revenues), and you may bump up here if you want to assume leadership.  Also includes “end-user” membership category.  (S6)

Research Membership (R) – TI program access (three distinct levels of TI program involvement described below)

  • $12,500     Basic Research Membership – allows you to attend TI Symposium events and participate in Technology Pipeline working groups.  No access to license technology, can do sponsored research, but no M-WERC discount on sponsored research.   (R2)
  • $22,500     Full Research Membership – benefits above, plus also allows you to lead and direct Technology Pipeline working groups, participate in research activities, and license results from research activities.  M-WERC discount of 10% on sponsored research.   (R4)
  • $42,500     Leadership Research Membership – benefits above, and allows you to participate in the TI Committee which directs, selects, and determines which research activities will take place in each research cycle. M-WERC discount of 20% on sponsored research.  Also includes utility research leadership membership.  (R6)

Regulated Electric Utility

Community Membership (C) - Events and Networking (attend M-WERC events, including annual Technology Symposium, participate in webinars -- but no participation in working groups, roadmaps, or research – and no recognition on website, etc.)

  • $2500        Standard Utility Membership – basic, entry-level membership for electric utilities wanting access to the EPC Community through events & networking, for single-jurisdiction electric utilities. (C4)

Strategic Membership (S) – Roadmaps and Working Groups (participate as a member in roadmapping activities and participation in all Working Groups and Interest Groups – recognition on website, etc.).

  • $4000        Strategic Utility Membership – in addition to benefits of Standard Membership, this membership level allows participate in roadmapping activities and all Working Groups and Interest Groups. Also for electric utilities. (S4)

Research Membership (R) – TI Program Access (three distinct levels of TI program involvement described below)

  • $12,500     Leadership Research Membership – benefits above, and allows you to participate in the TI Committee which directs, selects, and determines which research activities will take place in each research cycle. M-WERC discount of 20% on sponsored research.  Also includes utility research leadership membership.  (R7)

Start-Up Company Membership in M-WERC

For entrepreneurs and start-up companies in the energy, power, and controls sectors, M-WERC is introducing a new line of membership options for entrepreneurs who have recently created start-up businesses that have been in existence for up to three years.

Membership in these levels allows full membership benefits to all individuals employed in a newly-founded start-up business.   Levels of business membership are described below:

Entrepreneur Membership category (E)

  • $500          Early-Stage Start-Up Membership – intended for smaller start-ups who are participating in WERCBench Labs programs and/or have revenues less than $500K per year, eligible for up to three years from their founding date.  (E1)
  • $1,000       Early-Stage Start-Up/Working Group Membership – intended for smaller start-ups who are participating in WERCBench Labs programs and/or have revenues less than $500K per year, and wish to participate in a single working group eligible for up to four years from their founding date.   (E2)
  • $2500        Strategic Start-Up Membership – start-up companies with up to $10 million in revenue who want access to Strategic Benefits (participate as a member in roadmapping activities and participation in all Working Groups and Interest Groups – recognition on website, etc.). Eligible to remain at this membership for up to 3 years.  (E3)
  • $5000        Research Start-Up Membership – start-up companies with up to $10 million in revenue who want access to Strategic Benefits (participate as a member in roadmapping activities and participation in all Working Groups and Interest Groups – recognition on website, etc.) and also all Basic Research Benefits (allows you to attend TI Symposium events and participate in Technology Pipeline working groups.  No access to license technology, can do sponsored research, but no M-WERC discount on sponsored research). Eligible to remain at this membership for up to 3 years.   (E4)

Individual Membership in M-WERC

For individuals and sole proprietors, M-WERC will still offer individual memberships for individuals and sole proprietor businesses, such as individual consultants to the companies in the energy, power, and controls sectors.  These levels are intended for “sole proprietors” and not individuals who work at businesses or academic institutions in the energy, power and controls industries.

The levels of indivedual membership are discribed below:

Community Membership (C) - Events and Networking

  • $500          Individual Membership – attend M-WERC events, including annual Technology Symposium, participate in webinars -- but no participation in working groups, roadmaps, or research – and no recognition on website, etc.  (C1)

Strategic Membership (S) – Roadmaps and Working Groups 

  • $2000        Strategic Individual Membership – intended for “sole proprietors” and individual consultants, retirees, this membership level allows individual contributors who want access to Strategic Benefits (participate as a member in roadmapping activities and participation in all Working Groups and Interest Groups – recognition on website, etc.).    (S1)

 

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